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 Peak(s):  Huron Peak  -  14,003 feet
 Post Date:  08/10/2011 Modified: 08/11/2011
 Date Climbed:   08/04/2011
 Posted By:  stardust

 The cutest mountain raised out of oceans of flowers   

Why Huron? I am sure nobody before has chosen the summit to climb for the reason I have. My daughter Dina attends Huron High School in Ann Arbor. She moved to Ann Arbor with her dad last year. As I understand the school is substantially higher level than the school she attended here in Columbia, MO. Dina has to work a lot. So climbing Mt. Huron was meant to symbolize also climbing to the summits of knowledge in Dina's school.
After climbing Elbert on August 2-d, we had an easy day on Clear Creek reservoir, near the 390 road. Swimming, reading, eating. I also had to go to Leadville to make a quick fix of our car. Though this report is mainly about Huron peak, I would like to show a couple of pictures of Leadville, which we loved. It was also fun to see the mount that we just climbed the day before (Elbert) from Leadville.
Left errow pointing to Mt Elbert, right errow - to Mt Massive.
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Cant help - need to boast about my water filter:
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The same evening we drove up on road 390 to Winfield. English is not my mom's language; so this drive was a practical English lesson, when I fully understood what reports talked about this road: "Good dirt road with a usual washboard". When our car started to jump up and down like crazy on apparently OK road, I recollected that devise my mom used to wash linens. It took a couple of miles to realize that going slow does not help; you need to speed up a little to make it easier for the car.
We had to put our camp in Winfield, because there was no way our Dodge Caravan could go any further. So our Huron hike was going to be 11 miles instead of 6.7, since we had to walk all 4 wheel drive road.
This evening we went up this road to find TH. It is very peculiar and satisfying feeling to find in reality exactly the same looking place as in descriptions and obtain the same picture.
Mt. Huron TH:
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The next morning, 6:15 a.m. we left our camp.
Most pictures of this report probably going to be about flowers, there are oceans of them on the way. Simply beautiful!
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The trail goes East into the beautiful basin. Huron is on our right.
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Flora of the basin northwest of Huron:
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Can see Mt. Elbert looking Northeast:
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Dina was faster us , she took pictures of me and Galit strugleing our way up.
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At 11:15 we are on the Summit:
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Galit with TheThree Apostles at background:
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The Three Apostles from the summit:
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Lake Ann from the summit:
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You can see The Turquosite Lake
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Heading down:
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The last view of Three Apostles:
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Walking down the 4 wheel drive in rain.
2:30 pm we are back to our basecamp
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We spent a very peaceful evening . I walked in Winfield, imagining lives of those miners living there about hundred years ago. Trully, I would have liked to spend a life time like this.



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  • Comments or Questions (1)
dubsho3000


The mighty Huron     2011-08-11 13:08:39
I'm from the Ann Arbor area and I've always liked Huron for that reason. I spent a lot of time in the Huron River, and one of my finest high school accomplishments was beating Huron High (and Pioneer) in basketball. I went to tiny ol' Dexter.

So you are not alone in your reasoning for liking Huron!



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